Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Gradients 4 Lyfe

    This started out as something totally different that I ended up hating. Luckily, I'm really happy with this unplanned result! Gradient/Ombre nails are probably one of my favorite things to do, they are so easy and messy and fun. If you're into nail art and haven't done a gradient, I recommend that you do one right now! You really just need two colors (or more) and a makeup sponge.

    The colors I used for this are Essence Colour and Go You Belong To Me and Essie Blanc. I started with Blanc (the white) as the base and, with my makeup sponge, I dabbed You Belong To Me about halfway down all of my nails. I always looks pretty crappy before cleanup and top coat, so I cleaned up the polish that got on my skin with a q-tip and then added a nice thick coat of Seche Vite!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Purple! +An Update

Hey guys! Sorry I haven't posted in a while, my computer broke. While my computer is wing fixed I'll update from my phone.

This is a random Forever 21 color and I have no idea what it's called, but it does glow under a black light. I wish I had a black light so I could take an awesome picture of that. The glitter is Maleficent's Magic from Charm Your Nails, it has a green duo chrome/shimmer with green, black , and light purple glitters.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Fall Trends: Metallic

     I'm sure that if you're like me and read magazines and pay attention to trends you would have sen how huge the metallic trend is this year. This design was inspired by a pair of shoes that I saw in a magazine that had a gold metallic toe.

     I didn't want to do a metallic tip on my nails, so I did a fat gold stripe down the middle. This is really just the most simple nail art there is. The green is an Essie color that I got from Ross it doesn't have a name (Just did a quick search and found out that this color is called Sew Psyched), unfortunately, and the gold is ULTA brand called High Roller. I did this design by doing two coats of the green and letting it dry for a few minutes and taking the gold and just doing a stripe down the middle of all of my nails.


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Silver Leaf

      A leaf gradient! I haven't done one of these in a while! This time I used the silver leaf that I have instead of the normal gold that I use. I just used the imitation silver leaf foil that I got from dollarnailart.com. They call it "Foil Nugget Silver" But it's really just faux thin foil leaf. I'm pretty sure you could find it at any craft store. The blue that I used for this is Essence Colour & Go Walk On Air.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Black Cat Lacquer "The Skinner"

     This is "The Skinner" from Black Cat Lacquer. I have been on an indie polish kick this month, and when I saw this on etsy I had to have it. I really think it was the description that sold me "Part of our Darkly Dreaming collection, The Skinner is made to look like the bleeding flesh of his victims." Haha I like weird things...

    Anyway, This nail polish is a red micro glitter in a nude/light pink base. I have nothing like this and I've never seen anything like this either. That could be a reason why I loved it so much. The formula of this is perfect and I only needed two coats for it to be completely opaque, and this went on surprisingly smooth for a nail polish with glitter.

   I already have soo many Halloween nail ideas for this planned in my head... is it Halloween time yet? haha

    And any other Game of Thrones/Song of Ice and Fire fans think of House Bolton...I really feel like this would be their official nail polish.

    If i had to grade this, I'd give it an A+ I love love love it! Here are some pictures!

This nail polish was purchased with my own money and all opinions are mine.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Zoya Frida Disappointment

    Frida is one of the colors that I got when Zoya was having their back to school BOGO sale. I was really excited to get this because I've never had a real jelly before that wasn't some glitter with a jelly base. This was a real jelly, no glitter, just color.

   So, I finally got around to using this and it took about 4 coats. Yes, 4, but I did them very thin so I wouldn't get bubbles. I did added a jelly sandwich accent nail with a new indie that I got from etsy called Mal-eficent's Magic from Charm Your Nails. Unfortunately doing the thin coats didn't work. The next day this mani was a bubbly mess. I was so disappointed. And look at the tips! what's up with that?

    I think next time I'll start with a regular blue and then use Frida as some sort of top coat. I'm still really disappointed. :(

Here is  Mal-eficent's Magic from Charm Your Nails

Friday, September 7, 2012

Birthday Disco

      Oh My Gosh. It feels like I haven't updated in months, when in reality it's only been about a week! Anyway, Here is my birthday mani! My birthday is actually tomorrow, the 8th, but I thought I'd go ahead and post this today. Candles and glitter, such a good combination.

    This has a total of 18 candles because tomorrow I'll be 18!

    Get ready for a long list of colors

The glitter is Color Club Sugar Plum Fairy

The black and white I used are generic ebay stripers

The blue and purple are from a Color Club set that I got at Ross, the set was called All About Color but I think it was labeled wrong and unfortunately the colors don't have names

The yellow is Zoya Pippa

The pink is Kleancolor Barbie Pink

The green is Kleancolor Bikini Green

Annnnnd I think that covers all of the colors I used. Whew...

Monday, September 3, 2012

Liebster Blog Award

Wow! Hey guys, really sorry that I've been MIA, It was a busy and sick kinda weekend. I come back and I'm tagged for the Liebster Blog Award! I was tagged by Natalsie from cats-n-nails and I was tagged by Christine from Steamy Nails! Holy crap I was tagged twice, that's awesome! Thanks so much you guys!

The rules are as follows:

  1. Each person tagged must post 11 things about themselves.
  2. They must also answer the 11 questions the 'tagger' has set for them.
  3. They must create 11 more questions to ask bloggers they have decided to tag.
  4. They must then choose 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers and tag them in their post.
  5. These lucky bloggers must then be told.
  6. There are no tag backs.

The award is given to bloggers who have less than 200 followers, to expose them to more followers and other blogs. Fantastic idea, if you ask me!
 11 Things about me 
  1. I love animals. I have 4 pets, my dog Oliver, my cat, Luna, and two ferrets!
  2. Winter is my favorite season, I'm not a fan of the heat. 
  3. I'm a chocolate addict.
  4. I spend way too much time on the internet.
  5. My Birthday is September 8th
  6. I'm 5 foot 2
  7. My obsession with Game of Thrones is getting out of hand...
  8. I'd have way more pets if I had the space. 
  9. I have terrible handwriting.
  10. I love anything with spikes and studs.
  11. I'm addicted to my iPhone
 Since I got tagged by two people I'm gonna do half and half of the questions :)
Here are Natalise's  first 5 questions
   What do you like most about writing a blog? 
I love writing a blog because anyone can write about anything and someone, anywhere in the world could see it and read it. It's a great form of self expression and creativity. I love everything about it.  
   What was your New Year’s resolution?  
 I honestly didn't have one. :(

   How long did it take you to break it? 
Didn't have one.

   What’s the funniest thing you've heard today? 
I heard a sped up version of Green Day's 21 Guns on tumblr earlier, It was really funny. 

   When was the last time you called your Mum?
Today! haha
Here are Christine's last 5 
   What's your favorite color?
I love the color blue.
   Do you play any instruments?
I don't haha
   Any special talents? ;P
I like to think that I'm a good singer and writer. I paint nails really good! lol 
   What's your favorite nail trend? I love gradients and studs!
   What's your most hated nail trend?
I really didn't like the caviar nails trend, I thought it looked like a 7 year olds art project gone wrong.  
   I love your blog hehehe, not a question, but just a little note from me to you :3
 Aww! You're awesome! Love your blog too! <3
I'm gonna be lazy and not tag anyone. Sorry :( I know that was one of the things you had to do, but it says no tag backs and mostly everyone I follow has already done this. 
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